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Learning from Mistakes

Let's eliminate the words: "fail" and "failure" from our teaching vocabulary.

I feel that @TG_Neil is correct about
not using the term "fail" or "failure."

The Vocabulary of Success @TG_Neil

From @nathanstevens

"Jerry, I started using the word opportunities instead of fail. When something doesn’t work it lead to new opportunities to learn." #Edtechchat

Teacher Notes

Have students write about a mistake they learned from during the week.
(This came from a chat on Twitter)

My students' homework when I gave a test back was to write the question and correct answer to each one that they got wrong. 

You Matter page - #youmatter

Risk-Taking and Innovation page

To err and learn, is far better than never to err at all.  Even the wisest of the wise may err. (Aeschylus)


Teacher Notes
Create an environment in your classroom and school where children and staff are allowed to be risk takers and innovators.  Make sure that they understand it is okay to not do well but to learn from their mistakes.

Learning From Mistakes but Not Allowing it to Hold Yourself Back – The Principal of Change @gcouros

Why Kids Should Pay Attention to Their Mistakes

How to Teach Your Child to Deal with Mistakes - The Edvocate

The Right Mistakes are Excellence Makers @JohnWink90

A Perfect Presentation has Mistakes - Discovering the Art of Mathemati (DAoM)cs

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. (Elbert Hubbard)

If you don't make mistakes, you don't make anything. If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes." - John Wooden

The shortest errors are always the best. (Charron)

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." ~ Albert Einstein

When talking to students use "not yet."

Growth Mindset page